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revised-food-labels300The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced proposed changes to food labeling. Their proposal reflects concerns about the high obesity rate in the U.S. and the quality (or lack of quality) of the American diet.

The FDA is proposing that bigger, bolder print be used for the number of calories per serving. They also want to add a line item for grams of added sugar. Both of these are important changes. These are both good changes. Although calories aren’t the only thing that consumers should focus on, the reality is that it is important to many, many people. … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Buy LocalMuch has been written in recent years about the benefits of eating locally grown foods. This is sometime referred to as the “locavore” movement. To be sure, locally grown foods do have some health benefits. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually left to ripen on the vine rather than being picked early so they can be transported. Also, farmers that know they will be selling locally tend to use fewer pesticides too.

The challenge for those with busy lives is taking the time to find, purchase and prepare locally grown foods. We often think … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less time shopping and less money on food each month and still eat healthier? It may seem impossible, but you actually can. 2 of every 3 people in the U.S. are overweight or obese today. Much of that is a result of lifestyle choices, and food choices play a big role.

But you can eat healthier, and spend less time shopping. You don’t have to buy expensive organic or all natural products either. Anyone can use the simple tips below to reduce the time they spend at … Read the rest

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New data shows that Americans now spend more money on processed foods at the grocery store than anything else. Certainly restaurants, the government, schools and a whole host of others contribute to the growing obesity trend in this country, but a study by NPR found that consumers spend more of their grocery money (nearly 23 percent of their total food budget) on processed foods than anything else.

The chart below shows how grocery purchases have changed over the years. In 1982, consumers spent the most on meats, fruits and vegetables and grains. By this year, when the study was conducted, … Read the rest

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less money on food each month and still eat healthier? It may seem impossible, but you actually can. More than 35 percent of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children are considered obese today. Much of that is a result of lifestyle choices, and food choices play a big role.

But you can eat healthier, and you don’t have to buy expensive organic or all natural products either. Anyone can use the simple tips below to get the most from their food dollar.

Here are 5 top tips for reducing your spending … Read the rest

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